Increasingly, crowdsourcing and contests are used to gather insights and ideas from customers and prospects. You can mind many contests where organizations will ask for your ideas. LG, the electronics giant, is sponsoring its "Design the Future" contest for the second year in a row. In this contest you have the opportunity to submit ideas for a new phone concept, and could win up to $20,000 if your idea is selected.
While crowdsourcing programs like Dell's Ideastorm allow you to submit ideas that may, or may not, become new products and services, the Design the Future contest will ensure that one lucky submitter will see their idea become a new product. Check out the competition at this site
Perhaps we'll see your idea in the new Iron Man 2 movie?